Managed Dev Clusters

Give your laptop fan a break, reduce dev environment sprawl and save money!
Cloud based service. Available to all users of Lens Spaces.
Simple and affordable pricing.
Kubernetes for Everyone

Provides a personal Kubernetes cluster to everyone. From people just getting started to seasoned cloud native developers. Zero hassle!

Offload Local Cluster

Take your Kubernetes development work to the cloud. Managed Dev Cluster works just like your local "minikube" but runs on Lens Spaces. There is no installation. Just access directly from Lens Desktop.

Save Resources

Save your resources for what is important. No more noisy CPU fan, burning thighs and out-of-memory troubles to frustrate and slow you down.

Intelligent Auto-Shutdown

If you forget to shutdown your cluster we will do it for you. Avoid searching for unused clusters or being surprised by large cloud provider bills. Pay only for the actual use without any extra charges.

Standardized Setup

Onboard teams quickly and develop your applications in a standardized Kubernetes development environment. Managed Dev Clusters works consistently for all your team members.

Cloud Service

Managed Dev Clusters is an add-on service for Lens Spaces. It's affordable with simple pricing. Get started for free by creating your Lens Spaces account.

Based on Open Source

Based on k0s open source project by Team Lens, a CNCF certified Kubernetes distribution. It works flawlessly with Lens Desktop.

Self-Hosted Clusters

The Kubernetes for those who want full control without limitations.
100% open source and free of charge, for any purpose.
Quick and easy to get started.
Zero Friction

Drastically reduces the complexity of deploying and running Kubernetes. Allows anyone, with no special expertise in Kubernetes to get started.

No Dependencies

Packaged entirely as a single binary with all dependencies built-in. Works on any supported host OS without any extra components or configurations.

Unlimited Extensions

Supports all extensions and technologies from the cloud native ecosystem. Easily install extensions packaged as operators, manifest bundles or Helm charts.

Advanced Security

Packed with advanced security features like CIS security benchmark, end-to-end FIPS compliance and true control plane isolation, just to name a few.

Maximum Scalability

Runs at any scale, on any infrastructure. All the way from single node resource constrained clusters to massive hyperscale clusters.

Based on Open Source

Based on k0s open source project by Team Lens, a CNCF certified Kubernetes distribution. Works flawlessly with Lens Desktop.

Lens Kubernetes Specifications

Deploy and run Kubernetes workloads at any scale on any infrastructure. All batteries included.
Kubernetes Versions
  • v1.20
  • v1.21
  • v1.22
Container Runtime
  • ContainerD (default)
  • Custom
Supported Machine Architectures
  • x86-64
  • ARM64
  • ARMv7
Supported Host OS
  • Linux (kernel v3.10 or newer)
  • Windows Server 2019 (experimental)
Control Plane Datastore
  • In-Cluster Elastic Etcd with TLS (default)
  • In-Cluster SQLite (default for single node)
  • External PostgreSQL
  • External MySQL
Built-In Security & Conformance
  • CIS security benchmark
  • Certified Kubernetes
  • FIPS 140-2
Supported CNI Providers
  • Kube-Router (default)
  • Calico
  • Custom
Supported Storage & CSI Providers
  • All Kubernetes storage solutions (with CSI)
Supported Cloud Providers
  • All Cloud Providers (via extensions)
Built-In Security Features
  • RBAC
  • Pod Security Policies
  • Network Policies
  • Control Plane Isolation
  • Support for Micro VMs
  • Support for OpenID Providers
Built-In Cluster Features
  • DNS by CoreDNS
  • Cluster Metrics by Metrics Server
  • Horizontal Pod Autoscaling (HPA)
  • GPU Support
  • Zero-Downtime Cluster Upgrade (via k0sctl)
  • Cluster Backup & Restore
Extensions
  • Manifest Bundles
  • Helm Charts
Source Code
Kubernetes Versions
  • v1.21
Container Runtime
  • ContainerD
Available Machine Architectures
  • x86-64
Available Platforms
  • Linux
Available Machine Types
  • Medium (8GB RAM, 2 vCPU, 50GB SSD)
Built-In Security & Conformance
  • CIS security benchmark
  • Certified Kubernetes
Available CNI Providers
  • Kube-Router
Available Storage & CSI Providers
  • Local Volume Provisioner
Built-In Security Features
  • RBAC
  • Pod Security Policies
  • Network Policies
  • Kubernetes API behind firewall
Built-In Cluster Features
  • DNS by CoreDNS
  • Cluster Metrics by Metrics Server
  • Horizontal Pod Autoscaling (HPA)
  • Lens Prometheus
  • Lens Spaces Cluster Connect

Get Started Today!

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Latest Version: v4.2.1 (09/04/2021)